Welcome to Beer & Money


Beer and Money started as a lunch and learn.  We knew that learning about money can be stressful, so we wanted to create a low-key inviting setting to facilitate conversations.Both Ryan Burklo and Alex Collins, co-hosts of the Podcast, wanted to make the conversation more like a fireside chat - easy going but informative. We bought everyone a beer and a burger and spoke about money on a very simplistic level.We realized that people needed more flexibility with their time, so we pivoted to Podcasting. Listen in to our conversations where we speak into how busy professionals like yourself become better with their money.






About the Hosts

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Ryan Burklo

Co-Host / Financial Advisor

Favorite Beer: Black Raven Trickster

Hobbies: Sports, Experiences, Travel, Avid Sports Memorabilia Collector, and movies!

Family: Lives in Duvall, WA. Married for 18 years with 2 kids (boy and a girl).

My Why: I want to change the experience people have with financial advisors and money. "Planning" should be more personal to what the person wants and values. It should also be fun and exciting! That lead me into the Financial Services Industry. I love talking with people about their hobbies, families and values. This is where the true "Planning" and fun occurs!

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Alex Collins

Co-Host / Financial Advisor

Favorite Beer: No-Li Born & Raised IPA

Hobbies: Hiking & Backpacking, Geeking out on Sports, Exploring new locations & hanging out with family.

Family: Lives in Woodinville, WA. Married for 18 years with their daughter.

My Why: My love of numbers and people lead me to financial planning. I combined by parents’ professions – teacher & urban planner with my strongest skills – problem solving and math. Keeping Personal Financial Planning Persona